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In China, water batteries were invented, which store 2 times more energy than lithium-ion batteries

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May27,2024

Water batteries have been invented in China that store 2 times more energy than lithium-ion batteries

Water batteries are much safer due to their lower energy density, as they have a narrow range of voltages in which they can work.

Chinese scientists from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics have created a new type of water-based battery that stores energy more efficiently and is safer than standard lithium-ion batteries. They devoted a scientific article to this project, published in the journal Nature Energy.

The energy density of a battery directly depends on how much energy it can hold depending on its size and weight. Lithium-ion batteries hold energy well and are considered very energy-intensive. That is why they are used so widely. However, the new water-based batteries store energy even better than their standard counterparts.

Water batteries are much safer due to their lower energy density because they have a narrow range of voltages in which they can operate. However, by adding bromide to the electrolyte solution, the researchers significantly increased the amount of stored energy — in 2 times This is achieved through the use of bromide ions in redox reactions, which are commonly used in batteries of this type. It is worth noting that the safety of the water battery has remained at the previous level.

The research team hopes that the improvement of the efficiency of water-based batteries and their ability to compete with lithium-ion batteries will contribute to the rapid implementation of this technology.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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